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Grandmaster Chong Su Kim
8th Dan
Pin # 8308



Grandmaster Chong Su Kim was born in Song Tan, Korea, and immigrated to the U.S. in 1977 and settled in York, PA, which became his second home. He received his U.S. citizenship in 1982.

He is the co-founder and President of the Pan-Am Tang Soo Do Federation, which he organized in 1986. He is a former undefeated all Asian Bantamweight Champion (1968) and the first Korean master to train and exchange skills at the Shaolin temple.

He appeared on the cover of Tae Kwon Do Times in 1991, in Dojang Magazine in 1994, and the cover of Combat Magazine (U.K.) in 1995.

In 1997 he was in the Martial Arts Gallery of Fame with movie star Cynthia Rothrock and Eric Lee, and in 1998 appeared on The Nite with The Stars at CBS with Chuck Norris, Steven Segal, Don "The Dragon" Wilson and Ernie Reyes Jr. and Sr.. In 1991 he was with Arnold Schwarzenegger at Battle of Columbus, in Ohio.

Grandmaster Kim is also very civic-minded. He was the President of the Korean Association of York, PA in 1999 and Vice-President of the Central PA Korean Association in 2001. He has traveled the world in order to help needy people and promote the benefits of Tang Soo Do for everyone. He has raised tens of thousands of dollars for charity through his own organization and has helped organizations raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for the same.


He is internationally known and respected as a champion, talented teacher, and a deep philosopher. Grandmaster Kim still strives for constant improvement in himself and his students and seeks to make Tang Soo Do a priceless investment in life for everyone.

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